Twitter archive is like a trip down memory lane. If by "memory lane" you mean "all the things I regret saying on the internet."—
Aaron Levie (@levie) December 19, 2012
The Library of Congress has been archiving tweets for a while now, but starting today, Twitter is rolling out the ability for individual users to download a record of their own Twitter activity. Users will be able to relive their witty observations, election predictions, butt tweets and death threats, all the way back to the beginning of Twitter. The big question: will they want to?
i don't think i want my twitter archive.—
Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) December 19, 2012
I haven't got Twitter archive, but I am fairly sure I don't want it. Looking at other people's first tweets I bet mine is embarrassing.—
Tom Warren (@tomwarren) December 19, 2012
Wait, Twitter has been secretly saving all my tweets to put into a delightful archive! This is too far — I'm quitting.—
MG Siegler (@parislemon) December 19, 2012
The only thing my twitter archive would be good for is remembering the times in life I was riding on a bus.—
Matt Parish (@OrthoStice) December 19, 2012
SCREAMING. WE CAN FINALLY SEE OUR TWITTER ARCHIVE?! SCARED TO KNOW WHAT I'LL FIND.—
Angie [DR] (@angiee5110) December 19, 2012
Just request my twitter archive. Wonder what crap/genius things I was saying when I started here —
Donovan (@MrOzAtheist) December 19, 2012
Twitter has posted instructions here, but if the option isn’t available for you yet, be patient: word is that the service is being rolled out “slowly” and to English-language users first.
Drum roll, please…
We don’t remember that either. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see once you download your own tweet history.
(I should also clarify I was a radio intern back then)—
Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 19, 2012
So, how anxious are you to revisit your entire tweet history?
oh man my twitter archive is available. do i really wanna look at this though. do i really wanna see what 17 year old amanda was tweetin'—
Amanda (@heaveaway) December 19, 2012
My Twitter archive is so good I'm going to make it available as an ebook.—
Patrick Avenell (@Patrickavenell) December 19, 2012
Scanning through my complete historic Tweet archive. Hard to believe, looking at them, that I am employed.—
David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) December 19, 2012